Interrupting Unconscious Bias to Create High Performing Teams

Implicit bias is a normal part of human behavior. Our brains are hardwired to use short cuts or we would be overwhelmed by the number of decisions we need to make daily. During this session, you will gain insight and begin an earnest exploration into biases. It is important for leaders to become aware of their biases and discover strategies to mitigate bias. Mitigating unconscious bias can lead to high performing teams that improve problem-solving and decision-making; increased employee engagement; and inclusive workplaces.

After participating in this webinar, individuals will be able to:

  • Explain causes, symptoms, and outcomes of implicit bias.
  • Describe how biases impact decision-making, problem-solving, and performance.
  • Discover practical strategies to interrupt implicit biases in the workplace

Date and Time: Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Price: Free

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About the Host

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Erika McMullen, M.A. Ed. & H.D., SHRM-SCP

Erika McMullen (she/her) is a humanistic leader and founder/CEO of Moxie Consulting Group, LLC. She is an organizational consultant, facilitator, coach, and speaker. Erika’s passion is empowering leaders to create high performing teams, develop leadership, foster diversity and leverage the benefits of inclusion. She leverages her 20+ years of experience in health care and human resources to shift thinking from problems to possibilities.

Prior to consulting, she worked at the nation’s leading organizations. She launched the Cultural Competency Champion Program and expanded the Mentoring Program for the top ranked Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; developed employer programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality; and pioneered Cincinnati MD Jobs, one of the first nonprofit physician recruitment initiatives in the country, with a strategy to diversify hires for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/SE Indiana region at the innovative nonprofit, The Health Collaborative. Erika launched new medications and managed managed accounts at the Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc. in the Southeast and Great Lakes regions.

Erika’s work on health equity,  "A Patient and Family Data Domain Collection Framework for Identify Disparities in Pediatrics", is published in BMC Pediatrics and the findings presented at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care and Xavier University of Louisiana’s Health Disparities Conference. She is lead author of "A Case Study of a Formal Mentoring Program: Perspectives of Supervisors" presented at the 2019 International University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD/AHRD) at Nottingham Trent University, U.K.

With Erika’s contributions, organizations have been named as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” by Forbes Magazine, received the “Innovations in Diversity & Inclusion" award from Profiles in Diversity Journal, been listed as “Best in Class” by the Institute in Health Management, and been selected by Diversity, Inc. as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Hospitals and Health Systems.”

Erika holds a M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University in Organizational Leadership and Learning. In addition to graduating from Florida International University with a B.H.S.A. and a minor in Marketing, Erika earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research from the University of Cincinnati. Erika is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Certified DISC Behavioral Styles Facilitator. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Riverside School, which transforms the lives of K-8th grade students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.